Data to Estimate the Incidence of Serious Physical Abuse in Children
Using+US+Data+to+Estimate+the+Incidence+of+Serious+Physical+AbusWHAT’S KNOWN ON THIS SUBJECT: Limited data exist about the frequency and incidence of serious injuries due to physical abuse of children. Data from Child Protective Services, which are published yearly, do not have information about severity.
WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: This is the first study to provide US estimates on the occurrence of serious injuries due to physical abuse. The incidence was highest in infants on Medicaid. Such data can be used to track changes due to prevention
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